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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,154 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Larry McMurtry Narrator: Annie Potts Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Academy Award winner Larry McMurtry offers his most ambitious Western novel since Lonesome Dove.

Nobody writes better about the West than Larry McMurtry, and in Telegraph Days he offers the big novel of Western gunfighters that people have been hoping for years he would write. When Nellie Courtright and her brother Jackson are unexpectedly orphaned by their father’s suicide, they make their way to the nearby town of Rita Blanca. Once there, Jackson manages to secure a job as a sheriff’s deputy, while the ever resourceful Nellie becomes the town’s telegrapher.

Together, they inadvertently put Rita Blanca on the map when young Jackson succeeds in shooting down all six of the ferocious Yazee brothers in a gunfight that brings him lifelong fame but which he can never repeat because his success came purely out of luck. Nellie almost conquers the heart of Buffalo Bill, the man she will love most in her long life, and goes to meet, and witness the exploits of Billy the Kid, the Earp brothers, and Doc Holliday.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Chuck | 2/14/2014

    " This book is one of a kind. I read it because I have thoroughly enjoyed Pulitzer Prize winning Larry McMurtry's writing. This book, however, may have been done tongue in cheek. The heroine meets with Billy the Kid, Buffalo Bill Cody, Wild Bill Hickock, Annie Oakley, Jesse James, William Tecumseh Sherman, Wyatt Earp and about every other character that inhabited the old west. The problem is accentueated when she sleeps with most of them. I think that she was doing a "lifelist" of western gunmen. The book could have been published in 1875 as a novelette for the National Enquirer. She spends most of the book running Wild Bill Cody's Western Show and copulating like a herd of hamsters. In any case it is funny and gives a perspective of the old west that you will get from no other source. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Larry | 2/10/2014

    " Didn't like the author's take on the Earp brothers. Good story otherwise. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Ashley | 2/8/2014

    " Sigh. This book was so good in the beginning. I loved the spunky heroine Nellie and the writing was actually funny. I thought it was going to be a fun light-hearted western spoof. But then Nellie started sleeping with every man she met and then left town with Buffalo Bill Cody--although she didn't sleep with him. She tried though. By then the book felt rushed and churned out and just got dumb really fast. It's like McMurtry just wrote this for some fast money from his publisher. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Diane | 1/30/2014

    " Main characters is female heroine and her adventures. Poor character development. "

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